Reindustrializing New York State
Strategies, Implications, Challenges
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This is the first study to comprehensively investigate economic revitalization strategies in a state economy that, until recently, had been the most powerful in the United States. In sixteen original essays, Reindustrializing New York State documents the state's long-term deindustrialization and examines and evaluates the policies initiated to reverse its decline.
Pursuing an analysis of each of the strategies crucial to New York's economic redevelopment, the authors assess the significance of the state's policy actions and inactions, while focusing attention on problems and trends likely to pose formidable barriers to future growth. What crystallizes is the image of a state in passage to a radically different stage of political, social, and economic organization with new possibilities as well as new hazards.
Morton Schoolman is Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at the State University of New York at Albany, and the author of The Imaginary Witness: The Critical Theory of Herbert Marcuse. Alvin Magid is Associate Professor of Political Science at the State University of New York at Albany. He is the author of Men in the Middle: Leadership and Role Conflict in a Nigerian Society, and coeditor with Thomas Weaver of Poverty: New Interdisciplinary Perspectives.